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Author Ley, David J., 1973-

Title Insatiable wives : women who stray and the men who love them / David J. Ley

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  HQ29 .L488 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 291 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-287) and index
Contents Birds and horns -- Monogamy and marriage -- Women, wives, and female sexuality -- Alternatives to monogamy -- Insatiable wives throughout history -- Wife sharing in literature and film -- Fetish and fantasy -- This is no easy ride -- A wild new world of wife sharing -- Fecund fluids -- Madonna or whore?
Note "This enlightening work investigates the history, incidence, and causes of a unique sexual lifestyle pursued by increasing numbers of couples. It is called by many names, and lived in a variety of ways by different couples. The most common terms used to describe it are 'hotwife' or 'cuckold lifestyle.' This sexual practice, a form of sexual nonmonogamy, is distinguished from swinging and polyamory in that the husband rarely seeks sexual contact outside the marriage except for participation in group sex with his wife and other men, while the wife is permitted and often encouraged to pursue unrestrained sexual encounters with other men. The author includes interviews and comments from couples living the lifestyle throughout the U.S., and presents the stories in an attempt to determine the history of this sexual practice and its role in society and in relationships. He explores the psychological, social, biological, and evolutionary underpinnings of this uncommon and socially taboo behavior in an effort to make it more comprehensible to those engaged in the lifestyle and those who are just curious."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Married women -- Sexual behavior
Wives -- Sexual behavior
ISBN 9781442200302 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442200308 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442200326 (electronic)
1442200324 (electronic)